Episode 9: Answering Listener Questions w/ Sean Bartley

Episode 9: Answering Listener Questions w/ Sean Bartley

http://traffic.libsyn.com/politicaltradesecrets/PTS009_Answering_Listener_Questions_with_Sean_Bartley-Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe to the show on iTunes [Click Here] Like what you hear? Please leave a quick review [Click Here] and let us know what you think! [After you click the links above, click the “View in iTunes” button if your iTunes app doesn’t automatically open up]   Republican General Consultant and Political Trade Secrets Contributor, Sean Bartley, joins Dustin Olson to answer questions submitted by listeners and fans of Political Trade Secrets   In today’s episode, my business partner, Sean Bartley and I tackle your campaign questions from fundraising to grassroots and everything in between. Sean Bartley has spent the last decade running campaigns of all stripes. From taking on and defeating the SEIU in the first campaign he ran, to winning primaries and general elections at the Federal, State and Local level, Sean has a knack for getting results for his clients. Sean is known for running aggressive, focused, and determined campaigns.  That’s why it wasn’t surprising that he earned the very appropriate nickname “Bulldog” in the historic Colorado Recall Elections where he played a key role in removing the sitting Colorado Senate President from office. I think you will get a lot out of this episode and we hope to do more like this where we answer YOUR questions. Please post your questions below or in the Campaign Oracle section [Here] or on our Facebook Page [Here].   Show Notes: Check out Sean Bartley’s Full Bio [Here]. Check out Olson Strategies [Here] Check out some articles by Sean Bartley: Why Grassroots Matter Keys to Great Debate Prep The Cost of Free Why Are You Running for Office? What Does...
Why Grassroots Matter

Why Grassroots Matter

As you can tell from the title, I believe grassroots campaigning matters. To begin, we must define grassroots. I consider grassroots to be all local or person-to-person efforts of a campaign. Typical elements of grassroots include but are not limited to phone banking and door-to-door activity. Now, we need to address why that matters. It matters because a grassroots campaign is the on-the-ground connection between the candidate and the voter. Grassroots activities actually make a candidate and their message real and tangible to voters. If you believe that it’s important for your campaign to create a personal connection with your target voters, then you need to devote the necessary time, talent and treasure to make sure your grassroots efforts are effective. Two important elements of an effective grassroots campaign are the people and your messaging. Grassroots campaigning empowers supporters and volunteers and shows voters that your candidacy has real-life supporters. People want to be part of a winning team and being able to vote for the possible or likely winner is a motivating factor for the average voter. From the candidate’s perspective, grassroots campaigning is the best way to learn about what makes your target voters tick and is also the most impactful way to deliver your message to voters. What makes grassroots campaigning impactful depends on who is delivering the message. Is it a voter’s friend, neighbor, co-worker, faithful volunteer or the candidate? These people lend credibility to the candidate and the message they’re delivering. Getting a message from a real person who may have a connection, albeit very loose, can often be more persuasive than a paid...
Episode 8: Polling 101 PART 2 with David Flaherty

Episode 8: Polling 101 PART 2 with David Flaherty

http://traffic.libsyn.com/politicaltradesecrets/PTS008_Part_2_Polling_101_with_David_Flaherty-Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe to the show on iTunes [Click Here] Like what you hear? Please leave a quick review [Click Here] and let us know what you think! [After you click the links above, click the “View in iTunes” button if your iTunes app doesn’t automatically open up]   Republican Pollster and President of Magellan Strategies presents great insight into how to plan your polling, get the best results for your campaign’s strategy, and the challenges facing pollsters in the 2016 GOP Primary   This week we continue our conversation with Republican pollster, David Flaherty, in Part 2 of our Polling 101 series. In Part 2, we go further in depth on polling and survey research and how it can help you win your election.  We discuss what a good polling plan looks like and the important work that is required of the campaign in order to get the best results from your benchmark poll. We then go into the 2016 Presidential Election and specifically the challenges facing pollsters trying to measure support for 16 different candidates. David then gives his advice on how people should evaluate and how the media should report on the public polls in the presidential election. If you haven’t already, please check out Part 1, where David lays out everything you could possibly want to know about how polls are conducted, how to effectively use them, and what can be done to meet the challenges facing pollsters over the next decade. If you’ve listened to Part 1, you know that David Flaherty has years of experience working with data and voter files and is known as an expert...
Episode 6: David Flaherty on Polling 101 PART 1

Episode 6: David Flaherty on Polling 101 PART 1

This week, we present Part 1 of our Polling 101 series with Republican Pollster, David Flaherty, President of the Polling and Survey Research firm, Magellan Strategies.

Parts 1 and Part 2 provide candidates, campaign managers, and political consultants great insight into how to effectively use polling and get better results.

In Part 1, David Flaherty lays out everything you could possibly want to know about how polls are conducted, how to effectively use them, and what can be done to meet the challenges facing pollsters over the next decade.

Episode 3: Lee Vasche Part 2 – How to Successfully Petition on the Ballot

Episode 3: Lee Vasche Part 2 – How to Successfully Petition on the Ballot

This week, we continue our conversation with Lee Vasche, president of the Signature Gathering Company of Oregon, and delve into the success he has had petitioning to get candidates and big ballot initiative campaigns on the ballot. Lee and I layout exactly what the key components are to effectively gather enough signatures to access the ballot.

Episode 2: Lee Vasche Hits Grassroots, Micro-targeting, & Getting the Most out of Your Polling

Episode 2: Lee Vasche Hits Grassroots, Micro-targeting, & Getting the Most out of Your Polling

For this installment of the Political Trade Secrets podcast, we’re grateful to be joined by Lee Vasche, founder of Triton Polling and Research and president of the Signature Gathering Company of Oregon.

Lee has a very interesting background and is an expert in two very different sides of politics: polling and ballot access. As a result, I have broken my interview with him into two separate podcasts.

In this episode, we take on Grassroots, Micro-targeting, and getting the most out of your Polling. Our guest, Lee Vasche, has an eclectic mix of talents including statistical analysis, advanced telecom systems, political organizing, and database administration. Lee began in politics leading large grassroots volunteer efforts. Then Lee started Triton Polling conducting research for Fortune 500 companies, political campaigns, and non-profit institutions. In 2011, Lee started The Signature Gathering Company of Oregon to help business friendly initiatives get on the ballot.